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uifflffliraniinwiiiiiiiiiinitiiiiiiiiiimiiinitiitiiiiiiii ..by Evelyn Alas - friends come and go. jWe look forvard^wlth. such eager | anticipation to seeing them, and it »lfi such a let down when they go. *8uch is the case of the short 3 Visit here of Estelle and Sher- Vman Little, San Rafael, .Calif. !|They flew from their home to s Atlantic City. th£n to New York, sthett via jflase to Chicago and ;. Mason City. There they rented •la car aiid got here Not. 1. They | came here soon after arrival and *? since it was.the flrist floor birth- fi day party, several persons were 'a In my«. rootn whom they knew. vj And of all pejsons, Nellie Hodges ':'i Campbell, Who had just told me, £ Sherman was her first date years jj ago. You .can imagine what a ;i good chat they had. !'{ In the .meantime, Claris Kre- ]• sensky, Leota Geigel and 1 had •? planned a "get-to-gether" Iri* formal; part ? for the Littles Wed/, nesday evening. Claris landed in .' St. Ann With threatened pneu- ; monla, so Leota took over and ' had the group at her house. My contribution ; .was small and I had '•] said,I'd.be,hostess in.absentia • as I do not get out nights. But •. I had such a nice several hours ;. with them. At eleven Wednesday {bey.,picked, me up and went , to the Johnson House 'for din• nejfc' Just as- we were going in, Sherman asked her to eat with us. It made a fine foursome. * * * In 1911, he left via freight train for California with Ed Olson. Sherm, or "Shirt" as he was commonly called, had a brother • Edward who lived in San Francisco. About two hours after his arrival he met Estella De Ferrari, a jeweler's daughter who lived in an apartment next door to Edward, and one year later married her. They are parents of two children, Sherman, Jr. and a married daughter, Lorraine Neff, six grandchildren, two boys and two girls belonging to Sherman Jr. and a boy and girl are Lorraine's contribution to the; family. For many years, Sherm was Northern California Regional Manager for the Weber Super Market and dairy equipment firm of refrigerated market equipment. He retired in 1963 and 145.^,., son, who was his assistant, has taken over the job. -..- :-"',. * * * Sherm and his wife came east to attend a dairy and equipment show at Atlantic City and from there went to New York City where they saw three hit shows, and to me, better than that, was seeing Tom Poston in a cafe of great repute and specializing in Italian foods. Now Tom happens to be one of my favorites on TV on the "To Tell the Truth" program, and Estelle admires him as much as I. Also in the group that day were Xavier Cugat and his "baby bride". * * * The party for them at Leota and Fred Geigels was voted a great success and everything has been most enjoyable with the possible exception of the old Third Ward school he attended. He found it filled with little folks instead of the grades he remembered. But the town has grown and improved so much since he and Estelle were here for the 100th celebration of the founding of Algona, he was astonished and pleased. Alter dinner, we drove all around town, and many are the old places he remembered at once, and he had his picture taken in front of the home where he .was born. and lived until his decision to leave for the west. The Kresenskys home was just back of it, and the families were close friends, * * * A novel gift from them is tiny "music box" one and a fourth inch wide, one and three quarters of an inch long, half an inch deep, on the back of which is the music. To it is fastened a chain one and a half inches long and a ring to carry it, Estelle called it a key rXog, bat I haven't figured out how to put keys on it,. I have no keys anyhow, so I am enjoying this remarkable "music box". It is gold colored, has a r.ed front aad a design in gold and white, I shall have it on exhibition on the table in front of my big window just under the ledge where my African violets sit so gaily in their planter. And I might add the violets are simply loaded with blooms, " ;- * * . • * * * !,»"'.From here this moping^ after bidding me "Goodbye", they went to the second Good Samaritan Home to see Elvira Monlux, a former teacher of Sherm, maybe Samson and Olga Carlson Jorden met them there. She went to school with him, too. * * * The visitors are going back to Mason City in a rather roundabout way via Belmond, but will soon be winging their way home and will be settled back in the .usual routine ere this reaches print. If you young folks thing growing old is a painful tragedy, let me assure you it is a wonderful experience. Estelle and Sherman have been married 53 years, Leota and Fred Geigel recently had their fiftieth anniversary, likewise Fairie and Gordon Kuhn and Millie and August Slagle. Others in attendance at the party were Messrs and Mesdames Andrew Hanson, Albert Granzow, August Slagle, Goron Kuhn, Chester Schoby and Mesdames Elizabeth Post, Nellie Campbell, Ethel Potter and Louise Magnussen. . I haven't said anything, but my inner most thoughts were that the Jean Arthur TV show wouldn't last long, and I was right. "To Tell the Truth" will be back on her spot, thank goodness, for it is a program I enjoy, but not enough to forego my 1 to 3 nap and the Truth program was at a wrong hour. * * * Don Reid's comments on his wife's grocery list he could not interpret and read orioles for onions reminds me of a list I made years ago and when mother brought home a package of anise from the Akre grocery store, I asked her why she got that. She said she wondered, too, and she and Mrs. Akre puzzled over the item for some time. To this day I don't know what I wrote. Guess I must have been practicing short hand and didn't know it. * * * I have heard so much about "Little Africa", I was curious about it, so Hazel Lusby, Lizzie Post and I drove to" it a year or so ago, so when I heard it was afire I could imagine what a "forest fire" it might develop in to. Then a few nights later, it was afire again. Almost looks suspicious, yet a carelessly thrown cigaret could produce dire results. I recall years ago when our house was -on a sort of terrace and a wooden sidewalk led from the front to the back porch. We began seeing smoke and upon investigation it was leaves afire and creeping toward the house. Had we not been at home and immediately poured pails of water on it, we might have had a house fire. One should exercise great caution at this time of year wh->n there is such dryness and so many yards of leaves yet unraked. * * * "Dutch" Honsbruch and his Halloween aides did not forget us this year and brought the usual big doughnut and apple to every resident here and the Kossuth County Home. With him this year were Steve Smith and Larry Groen Rex Post, had some "other fish to fry" - I've forgotten what. He had been an assistant many times. It is a nice gesture on "Dutch's" part and we appreciate it. * * * I have talked news with Mrs. Ron Bitz over quite a period of time and at last met her. She said my voice sounded familiar. * * * November birthdays which will be celebrated at the two Good Samaritan Homes are Augusta Knopf, Myrtle Dailey, Carrie HiAse,;;John Gerfr"-, .Gertrude Cftjfhpbell, Albert warier, Inez Miller, Earl Rifch, Emma Hc- Connell, George Fangman, Cora Cooper, Myrtle Boone and Casper Thilges. * * * I read with interest that many people are not a bit concerned with the kind of oranges or strawberries they buy, but when it comes to apples they have definite ideas, and some, like I, insist that the "little Russet, although rather homely, has a flavor surpassing modern varieties." Hurrah for my sidel * * * "Laura" had a restyllng and it met with such favor she had some pictures taken. Vanity, oh vanity, thy name is Woman! * * * Yep - we've voted our absentees and here's my idea exactly - "A 16t of politicians can stump the country without ever leaving Washington.' 1 and-"Fastest way for a politician to become an elder statesman is to lose an election." Algernons Back European Tour Mr, and Mrs. Julius Studer, Algona, returned last week from a two-week tour of Italy, Switzerland and Germany, sponsored by Thwrtdoy, Nov. 10, 1966 the Notre Dame Dad's Club of Milwaukee, Wise. In Rome they had an audience with Pope Paul and attended dedication of the new Notre Dame Sisters Generalate, by Cardinal O'Connor, to which their fort* daughters belong. They also touted Assisi, Florence, Bologna, Padna, Pisa, Venice, Ltfceme and Munich. . To KLGA AND JfHYICCS ERJONALITIE5 AND PATHONIZf VIKING OIL CO. GASOLINE AND FUEL OIL WE GIVE GOLD BOND or KING KORN STAMPS BULK DELIVERY SERVICE Station and Bulk Plant North MilwaukM Depot VIKING OIL CARGILL INC. Buyers & Sellers of All Grains • Oet our bids on your grain before you Mil. • Federal Licensed Storage Warehouso. Dale Kleingartner or Corwin C. Peer 419 S. 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